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Some Golden Oldies

Over the years I've taken part in some memorable rounds of the Accretionary Wedge blog carnival. Here are three from the early days: The sixth Wedge, at the beginning of 2008, was organized around the challenge, "Hmm: Things about our...Show More Summary

A Suture–related Accretionary Wedge Formed in the Ediacaran Neoproterozoic Brazil

A suture–related accretionary wedge formed in the Neoproterozoic Araçuaí orogen (SE Brazil) during Western Gondwanaland assemblyAuthors:Peixoto et alAbstract:The Araçuaí orogen represents a branch of the Brasiliano orogenic system developed between the São Francisco and Congo cratons in Neoproterozoic time. Show More Summary

Accretionary Wedge #63 AND Berry Go Round, Two Blog Carnivals and One Post on Serpentine

12 months agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

I don't usually post two blogs in one day, but the latest Accretionary Wedge deadline is approaching, and I'll be on the road again, doing Christmassy things with my family, so I might not have a chance later on. Our host of the double carnival is month is Hollis at In the Company of Plants and Rocks. Show More Summary

There Will Be Signs: This Month's Accretionary Wedge!

This month's Accretionary Wedge, sponsored by Evelyn Mervine at Georneys, is on the subject of geology-related signs. The subject is a good one, and it rang a little bell in my memory circuits; I remembered doing something on signs a LONG time ago, during the early Mesozoic era of geo-blogging, circa 2008. Show More Summary

AW #58: Beware of the Signs!

Evelyn Mervine at Georneys is holding another Accretionary Wedge carnival (two in a row!), this time it's AW #58: Signs! I was first thinking of some geographic signs along the lines of her original signposts meme, and realized the ones...Show More Summary

A Collision of Sea Mounts and Plates From the Silurian to Carboniferous

Restoring the Silurian to Carboniferous northern active continental margin of the Mongol-Okhotsk Ocean in Mongolia - Hangay-Hentey accretionary wedge and seamount collision Authors: 1. Désirée Ruppen (a) 2. Alice Knaf (a) 3. Denise Bussien (a) 4. Show More Summary

Seeing Geology in Patterns

"This month’s Accretionary Wedge topic is “Seeing Geology Everywhere.” Like many geologists, I often see geology in places where there are no rocks.... "Do you see geology in unexpected places? Do you often find yourself viewing theShow More Summary

Thoughts for Earth Day 2013: There is a price to pay

Andrew Alden at About Geology notes today that he hosted an Accretionary Wedge on Earth Day in 2008. I had only been blogging a few months at the time, but I contributed, and in reading over my post from back then, I see that things haven't changed all that much. Show More Summary

Accretionary Wedge #56: Because Every Picture of the Earth Tells a Great Story

Andrew Alden at About Geology is hosting this month's Accretionary Wedge, and the topic is landscape topography through the eyes of a geologist: Once upon a time, you took a picture of something that lots of people photograph. However, because you are a geologist, it didn’t turn out the way it does for most people. Show More Summary

Accretionary Wedge #56: Landscapes as seen by a Geologist

Accretionary Wedge #56 is all about geologists and photographs, as explained by Andrew Alden, our host: Once upon a time, you took a picture of something that lots of people photograph. However, because you are a geologist, it didn’t turn out the way it does for most people. Show More Summary

Accretionary Wedge #56: The Geologist as Photographer

John Keats famously wrote, about an antique artwork, that "beauty is truth, truth beauty," and readers ever since have pondered exactly how that makes sense. When geologists photograph their objects of interest, I think I can say fairly, they fall on the side of truth. Show More Summary

Accretionary Wedge #55: Blood on the Rocks, and Bad Karma on the Plateau

This month's Accretionary Wedge is hosted by Maitri at her Vatulblog, and it concerns our injuries incurred in the field: "Show me your injuries!... You don’t have to be a geologist to play; simply having been injured by a rock or while doing something geological is sufficient. Show More Summary

The Day I Watched California Shaking

Ron Schott, an excellent member of the online geology community, challenged his cohort for Accretionary Wedge #41 to "relate the story of the most memorable or significant geological event that you've directly experienced."... Read Full Post

Geopoetry: Accretionary Wedge #51

It's already almost the deadline for the Accretionary Wedge #51. Where does the time go? This month's wedge is hosted by Matt Herod at Geosphere, and the topic of the month is geology and poetry. Specifically: "In this wedge I encourage people to wax poetic about anything geological they would like, in any poetic style. Show More Summary

Accretionary Wedge 50: Bad Karma or the Giant Spaghetti Monster? Microburst at Grand Tetons

Evelyn Mervine at Georneys is the host of this month's Accretionary Wedge, and the topic is a delightful one: Share a fun moment from geology field camp or a geology field trip. You can share a story, a picture, a song, a slogan, a page...Show More Summary

Accretionary Wedge #50: The Fire at Field Camp

I had been thinking about doing a repost for this wedgeAccretionary Wedge #50: Field Camp/Trip Moments, being hosted by Evelyn Mervine over at Georneys—but realizing that the wedge is supposed to be about one fun moment, song, etc, put me into a tiny bit of a quandary For me, field camp was a long, long time ago. Show More Summary

Accretionary Wedge #49: It's just out of this world! Hollywood and the Cosmos

It's time for an Accretionary Wedge! Specifically Wedge #49, hosted by Dana at En Tequila es Verdad. The topic is essentially anything exogeologic, that is, beyond the confines of planet Earth. I'm taking the broadly interpreted topic...Show More Summary

Accretionary Wedge #36: How does life affect geology? Surviving on the Colorado Plateau

There was a day this home was abandoned. There was a day that something happened, a decision was made. Were they under attack? Did people die? Or was it a moment that a family knew the crops had failed, and there would be no food that...Show More Summary

Wedge #45: Geological Pilgrimage

Having been provoked by a recent online coversation, I've decided to take a quick moment to post a (late) addition to this month's Accretionary Wedge topic, a geological pilgrimage to "a single place, which is 'geologically' unique,Show More Summary

When Life Got Complicated: the Burgess Shale (Accretionary Wedge #45)

Life as a Geologist is our host for Accretionary Wedge Carnival #45. And what a great topic:"Geological Pilgrimage – the sacred geological place that you must visit at least once in your lifetime....a single place, which is “geologically” unique, relatively remote, and requires some difficulty to get to. Show More Summary

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